Colin Fisher – Global Senior Director, Cloud Partner Ecosystem – Red Hat - Mastering Clud-Native Technology for Business Success

Colin Fisher, Global Senior Director, Cloud Partner Ecosystem at Red Hat, is a panellist at CIONEXT | Mastering the Cloud on the 29th of November! Register now 👉 and join us for the discussion on:

  • How complexity impedes progress. How do we optimise processes and maximise value? 
  • How to align business goals with coherent IT and cloud strategies?
  • How to navigate the challenges of hybrid and multi-cloud setups and how to keep our options open? 

In this #LeadershipDeepDive interview, Hendrik Deckers discussed with Colin his experience and the critical role of open-source software in the development of cloud technology. Colin emphasized the importance of agility, scalability, and reliability in adapting cloud-native technologies and also the challenges of cloud adoption, including security and compliance concerns.

How can Red Hat guide organisations through the adoption of cloud-native technologies? What is the role of open source in the cloud-native landscape? How can cloud-native strategies empower your digital transformation journey? Watch the full interview to find out!


Table of contents: 

01:07 | Introduction

01:33 | Colin’s background

03:50 | About Red Hat

05:10 | Main challenges for the company

07:02 | The key to innovation

08:35 | Complexity and cloud 

11:42 | Three cloud strategies

18:32 | Relationship with hyperscalers 

20:37 | CIOs’ concerns

24:12 | Red Hat’s portfolio

25:09 | Red Hat’s support in cloud journey

26:24 | Colin’s role as Global Senior Director, Cloud Partner Ecosystem  

28:55 | Management style

32:51 | Red Hat’s culture 

34:42 | Leadership style

35:52 | Personality: the Protagonist

38:42 | Core values & mentors 

42:07 | Personal life

46:58 | Advice for aspiring digital leaders


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Published on 05.11.2021

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